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Psychiatry Oakland

Training Psychiatric Leaders in Clinical Care, Research, Mental Health Policy/Administration, and Education

The Kaiser Permanente (KP) Northern California (Oakland) Psychiatry Residency Program is excited to welcome our first class of six residents in late June 2019. The majority of training occurs at the KP Oakland Medical Center and all other sites are within a 10-25 minute drive. Other KP training sites include: Richmond Medical Center, Oakland Chemical Dependency Recovery Program, and the San Leandro Post-Acute Care Center. Inpatient training occurs at Sutter Alta Bates Medical Center: Herrick Campus in Berkeley.

The KP Healthcare System values patient-centered, evidence-based and integrated care with an emphasis on timely access, positive health outcomes, primary prevention, and patient satisfaction. The KP Healthcare System serves the socioeconomically and culturally diverse East Bay community that includes individuals of different ages, genders, races and socioeconomic backgrounds. It also serves a large LGBTQI population. We believe the training our residents will receive along with immersion in the KP Healthcare System will prepare them to have a prominent role in the future of mental health care.

Our Mission

The KP Northern California (Oakland) Psychiatry Residency Program aims to train residents as:

  • Competent and compassionate clinicians with expertise in psychological, biological, socio-cultural and team-based aspects of care.
  • Mental health scholars and researchers.
  • Future leaders in the field of psychiatry. This training will emphasize organizational and role specific issues, medical-legal issues, and mental health policy issues.
  • Professionals, life long learners, patient advocates, and mentors.
  • Skilled medical educators.


  • Diverse patient population
  • Training in the state of the art integrated KP healthcare system
  • Tele-psychiatry with outpatients
  • Individual psychotherapy cases in PGY2
  • Outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry in PGY2
  • Building your own outpatient panel in PGY3
  • Continuity of care for a panel of outpatients during PGY3 & 4
  • Eating Disorder Clinic and TMS electives in PGY4
  • Medical Educator training
  • Scholarship and research training including access to the KP Division of Research – the largest non-university affiliated epidemiologic research group in the United States
  • Leadership training in mental health policy and administration – each resident will have a Chief Resident experience for six months in PGY4
  • There is no night float or overnight call
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